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West Central Alabama ACTION: Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network

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Project Name Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network (ACTION)
Eligible Entity Applying to Receive Federal Funding The University of Alabama
Total Project Cost $16,280,764
ATCMTD Request $7,333,458
Are matching funds restricted to a specific project component? If so, which one? No
State(s) in which the project is located Alabama
Is the project currently programmed in the:
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • MPO Long Range Transportation Plan
  • State Long Range Transportation Plan
Yes, the components contained within the ACTION initiative enhance projects identified in the TIP, STIP, regional MPO, and long range ITS roadmap for Alabama. The ACTION initiative unifies these efforts within the region and advances the deployment efforts to meet the needs of the rapidly growing area.
Technologies Proposed to be Deployed (briefly list) DSRC radios, cellular communications, advanced data-logging traffic controllers, active signal control, wireless vehicle detection, traffic management centers, traveler information systems, smart work zones, digital PTZ cameras, end-user mobile apps

Wide-angle view of a road under construction.
Man in cherry-picker working on street light above intersection.
Aerial view of a busy four-way intersection with stoplights.
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